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  • 07/03/2021

    "I felt that there was something missing," Lyndsey's on-call firefighter journey

    As national on-call fire-fighter week draws to a close, an Essex on-call firefighter has shared her experience of the role and offered advice to anyone thinking about applying. Lyndsey Gymer, 38, is an on-call firefighter at Maldon Fire Station and has been in the role for almost two ...

  • 06/03/2021

    Nine new firefighters join on-call fire stations across Essex

    Nine new on-call firefighters have completed their training and joined on-call fire stations across Essex. Essex County Fire and Rescue’s newest on-call firefighter recruits started the six-week course in January and covered core skills such as ladders, water pumping and road traffic ...

  • 05/03/2021

    Fire Service first apprentice firefighters pass with flying colours

    In January 2019, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service introduced an apprenticeship programme as part of its wholetime firefighter training course to equip new firefighters with qualifications. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s first squad to embark on the apprenticeship started their ...

  • 03/03/2021

    Fire dogs and handler pass annual licence test

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Investigation and Search and Rescue dogs and handler Graham Currie have passed their annual relicensing tests. Jim Beaird, lead instructor from Essex Police’s Dog Section, put Graham, sprocker spaniel Fizz and cocker spaniel Jarvis through ...

  • 01/03/2021

    Call for new on-call firefighters as part of national recruitment campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a national to encourage people who have a passion for helping their local community to become on-call firefighters. The ‘Need More’ on-call fire campaign, led by the National Fire Chiefs ...

  • 26/02/2021

    Fire service warning around smoke alarms, ahead of national testing month

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to test their smoke alarms regularly and make testing them part of their regular household routine, after half of residents admitted to not checking them. As part of a national campaign, during March ECFRS will be encouraging ...

  • 24/02/2021

    Tri-Service Rural Community Officer starts work for all three emergency services

    A new Tri-Service Rural Community Officer, representing all three emergency services, has begun working in the Maldon and the Dengie Peninsular areas of Essex. Les Davis will establish himself as a pivotal member of the community, making Essex safer while working collaboratively ...

  • 16/02/2021

    Happy Pancake Day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care when cooking pancakes today. The warning comes as part of a month-long campaign advising Essex residents how they can reduce the risk of having a cooking-related house fire. Every year, more accidental fires ...

  • 15/02/2021

    Fire Service launches half term colouring competition

    Calling all Essex children, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service needs your help to design a home fire safety poster and is holding a half term colouring competition. The Service is looking for the best home fire safety poster to share with the public to help keep everyone who lives, works ...

  • 14/02/2021

    Don't ruin your romantic meal this Valentine Day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be take extra care when rustling up a romantic candle-lit dinner at home this Valentine's Day. The warning comes as part of a month-long campaign advising Essex residents how they can reduce the ...

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